PATCHES provide up to 12 hours of
nursing care everyday, 5 days a week.
a licensed healthcare facility that cares for children
from birth to 21 years that have extraordinary medical
provides a safe, cost effective environment that is
staffed by licensed pediatric professionals.
We offer parents the peace of mind brought about by a
program staffed by health care professionals who are
expertly trained in the care of children with both
sub-acute and chronic conditions. Our center is fully
equipped and staffed to accommodate children who require
the support of ventilators, tracheotomies, oxygen
therapy, and feeding tubes, or who have other special
medical needs. Supportive therapies, respiratory care,
educational programming, and door-to-door transportation
are also available.
Fully licensed by the State of Florida, our
well-rounded, expertly managed program benefits both
children and families with the highest standards of
pediatric specialized care.
offers Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, and Speech
Therapies as components of a comprehensive plan of care.
While play, socialization and enrichment are integral
parts of child development, education is also provided
to foster development of the whole child.
In order to qualify for admission to our
- Be medically complex
or fragile and/or technologically dependant
- Have approval from
- Be medically stable
(not in need of immediate hospital care)
- Be appropriate for
- Require skilled
- Present no significant
risk of infection to other children or personnel
Procedure for admission into
- Anyone can refer a
child to us including a MD, nurse, family member or
- Parents visit the
unit, meet with the staff and discuss their child’s
- Consents are signed
allowing us to contact the child’s doctor
- PATCHES consults with
the doctor relative to how we may best serve the
- A plan of care is
formulated and the approval process begins
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